Peter Weir Adapting Egan’s “Keep”

Peter Weir (“Master and Commander,” “The Truman Show”) is attached to direct the $30 million contemporary gothic thriller “The Keep” for SBS Productions reports Variety.

An adaptation of Jennifer Egan’s 2006 bestseller, the story is set in a mysterious medieval castle somewhere in Central Europe and follows two estranged American cousins who reunite to set up an alternative resort at the castle, stirring childhood traumas and phobias.

Weir is writing the screenplay and shooting on the French/Australian co-production kicks off next spring in Europe. The project marks Weir’s first film since “The Way Back”.